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. >> is it something that came from the environment or is it concentrated enough to make you lead you to believe they came from the bomb. >> i believe they came from the bomb but i can't be sure. >> how many amputations have you performed and how many are planned? >> if i have my numbers are right, we have performed four amputations and there are two more limbs that are at risk, but i hope that we will save those l legs. [ inaudible question ] yes, they are in intensive care. they are in critical condition. but at this point we have stabilized their vital signs and their hemodynamic situation is under control. >> what are their injuries, can you describe what has placed them in such critical condition? >> most of the injuries were, again, lower extremity major injuries. from these injuries they bled a lot. we controlled the bleeding rather rapidly, but certainly they lost a lot of blood and that created d physiologic problems. [ inaudible question ] as far as i know, all of them are americans. >> can you tell us an age range, doctor, of your patients? >> the younger patient so far was 28 years o
whether this came from the environment, right? but it is not. >> i can tell you, as a person who has done trauma surgery, it can be difficult to tell sometimes when you're actually taking some of the shrapnel, wear exactly did it come from. but now they're saying without a doubt, we asked a few times, that there were nails, carpenter nails specifically and, quote, bb-like metal within some of these patients. and so they -- they know for sure it came from the explosive device. this is a doctor saying that based on their medical examination. this wasn't just debris that was lying around. >> what about also quickly in terms of the amputations, i was hearing one of the doctors saying last night, some of the patients were coming to them very injured, bleeding and saying, take whatever you need, i want to be alive. that has to be tough for a doctor, though. >> these are i think heart breaking decisions. it is a -- you can make the decision fairly quickly if that's going to be the best course of action. >> life or death. >> if you don't do the amputation, sometimes it can mean infection, that ca
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